Professor Eben Moglen of the Software Freedom Law Center delivers a lecture in Edinburgh, Scotland 26th June 2007 titled "The Global Software Industry in Transformation: After GPLv3". Lecture hosted by the Scottish Society for Computers and Law
Rough cut by Alastair Broom of Valley Technology
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June 30, 2007
I've been slowly being introduced to Free Software over the last couple of years, and Eben's portrayal hits the nail on the head for me.
I agree that our society cannot advance unless one of our main currencies; 'the "air" that computers breathe' is free.
Large monopolies may not understand this.. but There IS no shortage of things that we can do (or money that we can make) if software is free, rather, there are limitless additional possibilities being opened up.
This video explains the most recent attempt (GPLv3) to do just that.